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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Feb 01, 2013

The Milky Way stretching over Oregon’s Crater Lake

Today’s image of the Milky Way stretching over Crater Lake comes from Ben Coffman.

The Milky Way stretching over Oregon's Crater Lake

Image via EarthSky Facebook friend Ben Coffman.

Having grown up in Oregon, I’m particularly fond of Ben’s photograph. Crater Lake alone is a place of beauty, but to see the Milky Way stretching over its deep blue waters makes it all the more spectacular! Thank you, Ben!

Fun fact: At 1,949 feet (594 meters) Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.

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